To make an appointment, contact us directly or have your physician contact us at:

Phone: (828) 277-7251

Fax: (828) 227-7456

Email: csbryson@wcu.edu

 

 

We are located at:

WCU Balance and Fall Prevention Clinic

4121 Little Savannah Rd., Room 132

Cullowhee, NC 28723

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment?

Contact us directly or have your physician contact us at:

Phone: (828) 227-7251

Fax: (828) 227-7456

Email: csbryson@wcu.edu


How can I prepare for my Balance and Fall Prevention Evaluation?

- Wear loose clothing

- Wear your normal shoes, and bring any other shoes you wear regularly

- Bring glasses, if you wear them

- Bring your walking aid (cane, walker, etc.), if you use one

- Bring in all current medication bottles and a list of medications

- If you have motion sickness, consider not eating 4 hours before your visit


What can I expect during my evaluation?

Our team will assess numerous factors involved with your balance during your visit. A complete evaluation generally takes about 1.5-2 hours and may include:

- Comprehensive fall risk assessment

- Balance and walking assessment

- Neuromusculoskeletal assessment

- Medication review with recommendations

- Hearing assessment (audiogram)

- Vestibular assessment and treatment

- Computerized posturography

- VNG (videonystagmography) testing

- Foot and footwear assessment

- Endurance/fitness testing

- Exercise, balance, fitness, and footwear education

- Home safety recommendations

- Other health professional consultations/referrals as needed


Where is the Balance and Fall Prevention Clinic located?

Our clinic is located on the 1st level of the Health and Human Sciences Building at Western Carolina University. Parking spots designated for the clinic are located in the second row of the lower level parking lot.

Our address is:

WCU Balance and Fall Prevention Clinic

4121 Little Savannah Rd., Room 132

Cullowhee, NC 28723

 

 

 

 

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